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Question: Car accident sharp pains when coughing, laughing


 birdsofbalt - Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:50 pm

18 year old male

i got in a car accident 45mph into a telephone pole and i have intense short sharp pains with the slightest cough that radiates into my arms and just the whole upper body sometimes. also when i laugh it hurts in my chest real bad. it doesnt hurt with normal breathing or deep breathing though is it possible this is more then just a bruised up chest, should i get this checked out?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:14 am

User avatar Hi Birdsofbalt,

An accident at 45 miles an hour is plenty fast enough to cause problems. Your pain may be due to a broken or fractured rib or some bruised muscles.

I'd recommend you see a doctor to have this checked out.

Best wishes.

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